Household Hazardous Waste

Yellow Medicine County Household Hazardous Waste Facility and Product Reuse Center

  • Located in Clarkfield MN
  • FREE of charge. 
  • Small fee for disposal of fluorescent bulbs
  • Open by appointment only;  Monday - Friday  8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Call 320-669-7524 for an appointment.



 Fluorescent Bulbs

Straight tubes:   $.50
Compact fluorescent light (CFL's):  Free
Circular/U-shaped:  $ .50
High Intensity Discharge (HID):  $1.75
Ballasts (that contain PCB's):  $6.00 each 
Broken Bulbs:  $1.00/lb


 Mattress:  $16.00

 Box Springs:  Free
 Car Seat:  FREE




Product Reuse Center

The Product Reuse Center is located at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and is open by appointment only.  Good, useable products, such as paint, stains, cleaners, etc.,  that are brought into the facility are put on shelves and are available free of charge for anyone.  Product availability changes depending upon what is brought into the facility.

What is Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)?

Household hazardous waste are products that can be an environmental or health hazard when stored or disposed of improperly.  A product or substance is hazardous when it contains one or more of the following properties:

  • Corrosive/Caustic (Example: drain cleaner)
  • Reactive (Example: ether)
  • Flammable (Example: gasoline)
  • Toxic/Poisonous (Example: pesticides)

Reading the label on products can help identify some potentiallly harmful substances.  Check for words such as "Caution", "Warning", or "Danger".  These may indicate a product is household hazardous waste. 

Household products

Aerosol Cans Furniture Polishes
Aluminum Cleaners Household Cleaners
Ammonia Based Cleaners Metal Polish with Solvents
Bug/Insect Sprays Oven Cleaners
Degreasers Paints
Floor Care Products Window Cleaners

Garage Materials



Antifreeze Mineral Spirits
Battery Acids Paint Thinners
Car Waxes Roofing Tars
Caulking Compounds Solvents
Charcoal Lighting Fluid Turpentine
Diesel Fuel Wood Preservatives
Fuel Oils Gasoline
Glues Pesticides
Herbicides Fertilizers

Miscellaneous Materials

Artists' Paints & Mediums Moth Balls
Button Batteries Rat Poisons
Dry Cleaning Solvents Swimming Pool Chemicals
Fiberglass Epoxies Photographic Chemicals